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Dutch Lions Return Home Following Successful Road Trip

Cincinnati, OH June 25, 2015- The Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC returns home to Cincinnati following an impressive two victories on the road. First the Dutch Lions defeated SC United Bantams 4-1 on June 19th, followed by a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Dynamo on Sunday June 21st. Hitting their stride at the right time, the Lions now sit in second place in the South Atlantic Division.

Coming to town to face the Lions is the West Virginia Chaos. Having met earlier this season in West Virginia, the Chaos were able to take home a 2-0 victory. The Chaos currently sit in third with 13 points, also with a game in hand on the Lions. West Virginia is coached by first year head coach Scott Phipps. Besides serving the Chaos, Phipps is the head coach at Alderson Broaddus University.

Unlike the first matchup between these two sides, the Lions are now fully healthy and have found their form, dominating possession against both teams they faced last weekend. After rotating his line up throughout the first half of the season, Dutch Lions head coach Terry Nicholl seems to have found his starting 11.

Following the Lions loss to the Michigan Bucks, the Lions have hit their peak form winning five straight games. For head coach Terry Nicholl, he is pushing his team to qualify for the PDL playoffs.

“I think our season turned around when Garrett (team captain) held a defensive meeting to get the lads organized. Jack Hermans has helped when I was out in the hospital, and then Bruno Lopes has helped as well, winning the two away games last weekend. We’ve had some growing pains, but we’ve come together beautifully. There’s good leadership within the team so overall it’s been a very productive time. We need to make sure our team leaders keep the focus and that we bring everything we can into our game with the Chaos.”

The Xavier University Soccer Complex can be found at 3800 Victory Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Kickoff will be at 7:30 and gates open an hour before kickoff.

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